If This Then That (IFTTT)

Brenham ISD CoffeeBreak with Technology

Step 1: What is IFTTT?

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a tool that helps you automate online actions. You set up what you want to happen when something else happens, and IFTTT then does it automatically every time that “trigger” occurs. These automated actions are called “recipes” in IFTTT.

Step 2: How does IFTTT work?

IFTTT works by creating automation “recipes.” A recipe basically says, if this happens, then do that. An IFTTT recipe might look something like this:


Translation: If I upload a video to YouTube, then post to Twitter feed.

Step 3: Joining IFTTT is easy!

Go to ifttt.com and click on the blue “Join IFTTT” button. Create an account to get started.


I recommend using your Brenham ISD Google account information if you will be using this service for school purposes.

Step 4: Connect your IFTTT channels

IFTTT channels are the sites/networks/ tools that you can control and use in IFTTT.com. ‘Channels’ define Triggers and Actions, the basic building blocks for creating IFTTT tasks.


There are over 70 well-known channels including Blogger, Gmail, Evernote, Twitter, Drive, YouTube, Instagram and more!

Step 5: Browse & Create Recipes

You can browse, search and use recipes that are already created. Or, you can create your own recipes tailor made to meet your needs! Turn off or delete recipes anytime by going to “My Recipes."

Popular IFTTT Recipes for Educators

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